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Angels get to Danks early, top White Sox

May 11, 2011 - 5:28 AM Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Alberto Callaspo drove in three runs and Maicer Izturis had a solo home run in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox that evened up a three-game series

Howard Kendrick had a pair of doubles and an RBI for the Angels, who have won five of their last seven contests.

Joel Pineiro (2-0) got the win in 7 2/3 innings and allowed just two runs on eight hits. He also struck out five batters.

"They came out aggressive and I had a lot of early pitch count outs," Pineiro said. "It's good to be back out here."

Paul Konerko had a solo shot for the White Sox, who had a three-game win streak snapped.

Chicago starter John Danks (0-6) is still in search for his first win of the season after getting roughed up for 10 hits and six runs in five innings.

"Today John didn't bring much stuff," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "He just had a bad game. He got hit pretty good."

The Angels responded from Monday's 8-0 shutout to the White Sox with a three- run first inning. Torii Hunter brought home Bobby Abreu with a single to center. Kendrick's groundout put runners on second and third with two down. Callaspo then hit a single up the middle to score both Izturis and Hunter.

The White Sox got a run back on Paul Konerko's home run that started the second.

But in the third, Anaheim posted two more runs thanks to Izturis' solo shot and Callaspo's RBI single for a 5-1 lead. Kendrick knocked in Hunter with a double into left field in the fifth to add onto the Angels' lead.

The Sox scored once more on Adam Dunn's RBI double in the sixth to make up the final score.

Game Notes

Danks has lost five straight starts, a career worst...Pineiro is 7-0 in his last 11 outings at Angel Stadium...Angels outfielder Vernon Wells was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an adductor strain in his right groin before the game...The Angels recalled outfielder Reggie Willits from Triple-A Salt Lake to fill the roster spot. He has played six games with the Angels this season and is 0-for-7 with three strikeouts.








  • CHICAGO: 2
    LOS ANGELES: 6
    Final

    May 11 12:40 AM


  • Adam Dunn double to right scored Alexei Ramirez. Runner on second with two outs and Paul Konerko due up.

    White Sox 2, Angels 6  Top 6, 2 OutsMay 10 11:34 PM


  • Alberto Callaspo flied out to left. Runner on first with two outs and Mark Trumbo due up.

    White Sox 1, Angels 6  Bot 5, 2 OutsMay 10 11:23 PM


  • Alberto Callaspo singled to center scoring Howie Kendrick with two out. Callaspo advanced to second on the throw. Runner on second and Mark Trumbo due up.

    White Sox 1, Angels 5  Bot 3, 2 OutsMay 10 10:49 PM


  • Maicer Izturis one-out, solo Home Run (3) to center. Torii Hunter due up.

    White Sox 1, Angels 4  Bot 3, 1 OutMay 10 10:46 PM


  • Alex Rios grounded out third to first to end the inning.

    White Sox 1, Angels 3  Mid 2May 10 10:29 PM


  • Torii Hunter single to right scored Bobby Abreu with one out. On the play, Maicer Izturis advances to second. Runners on first and second with Howie Kendrick due up.

    White Sox 0, Angels 1  Bot 1, 1 OutMay 10 10:18 PM


  • CHICAGO: 0
    LOS ANGELES: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    May 10 10:07 PM
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